Local man charged with threatening local public defenders

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 02, 2012 6:30 AM

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A local man has been charged with first-degree and third-degree harassment.

According to a complaint, Randy Chipman, 46, 2801 Highway 6 E. No. 127, was charged Sunday with one charge of first-degree harassment and four charges of third-degree harassment.

Chipman allegedly called the Public Defender's Office and left threatening voice mails for five of the attorneys who work there, according to authorities.

According to the complaint, some of the information in the voice mail included, "I don't stop, I'm coming, don't you get it" … It's Randy, you know who this is … I'm going to take a lot more than just you out…"

There were five voice mails that alarmed all of the victims and office staff, and arrangements have been made to install a new security door, officials said.

First-degree harassment is an aggarvated misdemeanor and is punishable of up to two years in jail and a maximum fine of $6,250.

Third-degree harassment is a simple misdemeanor and is punishable of up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $625.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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